Eusebius Joseph McCleskey
Eusebius Joseph McCleskey (McClusky) was
born July 29, 1806 in Abbeville District, South Carolina, the second son of
Benjamin McCleskey and Mary Williamson. He married Mary Ann Shropshire on
March 19, 1832 in Jackson, Georgia, daughter of James Shropshire and Elizabeth
Cunningham (or perhaps the surname was Quinlin). She was born April 16, 1813 in
Kershaw County, South Carolina, and died September 20, 1874.
The family lived in Franklin County, Tennessee for a while
before returning to Jackson County, Georgia. By 1838 the family was living in
Alabama, and then by 1846 they had moved to Pontotoc County, Mississippi.
The family appears on the 1850 and 1860 federal census of
Ponototoc County, Missisiippi.
According to the 1850 census, Eusebius was a farmer.
Eusebias McCleskey and Mary Ann Shropshire:
MCCLESKY, b. July 14, 1833, Georgia; d. September 29, 1833.
MCCLESKY, b. July 03, 1834; d. May 18, 1858.
MCCLESKY, b. August 16, 1838, Alabama.
CORNELIA MCCLESKY, b. April 28, 1842, Alabama; d. December 22, 1892, Pontotoc
JACKSON MCCLESKY, b. January 06, 1846, Mississippi.
MCCLESKY, b. May 12, 1849, Mississippi.
MCCLESKY, b. June 19, 1854.